after the team failed to qualify for the world cup. here's more from our reporter kheredine idessan. the end was swift. the board members arrived by 9.00am. by 2.30pm, a statement confirming gordon strachan‘s departure. stuart regan said after almost five years, it was time for a new direction to repair for europe row 2020 and a new national coach should be recruited to provide fresh impetus. strachan said managing his country had been a real privilege. his biggest regret, not being able to find the times tournament you fans deserved. the sack has surprised some. his remit was to qualify scotland for the european championships and the word cup and failed. but the sfa today pie him. i'm surprised now the sfa
decided his tenure's over. he walked into thejob decided his tenure's over. he walked into the job five years ago full of hope. i'm proud of myself and my family are proud of me being able to come to be scotland manager. from promising begins, things seemed to go well for the new man. a win over republic of ireland in 2014 raised hopes until a damaging defeat in georgia ultimately meant scotland failed to reach euro 2016. the bid for the world cup started badly with heavy defeats to slovakia and england. he stayed on, didn't lose any of his seven matches this year but still failed to make the world cup play—offs. despite that, the man he replaced felt he deserved more time. everybody looks inwardly first and foremost to see if they could do things better. i genuinely believe there's been progress. maintaining
that will be for the next scotland boss. since craig brown took scotla nd boss. since craig brown took scotland to the 1990 world cup six managers have come and gone. gordon strachan‘s theory why raised quite a few eyebrows. genetically, we're behind. with the last campaign we are the second smallest apart from spain. i don't no, we need to get big men and women together, see what we can do. now it's someone else's problem. he managed his country, played and scored for his country. gordon strachan will now hand over the baton with a settled side which finished a failed campaign well. so, 110w finished a failed campaign well. so, now there's a vacancy, who might the scottish fa turn to next? managers who could start work right away and are scottish might include the former scotland manager alex mcleish, former player paul lambert,
possibly each the former everton manager david moyes. might scotland go down the international route next? in that context, would england count as foreign. sam allardyce, might he be in the frame for an interesting and possible shock appointment here? the scottish sfa don't have to rush into any quick appointments, scotland don't have another competitive fixture for nearly a year. the search begins and the plot thickens. watch this space. british swimming has apologised to some of its paralympic athletes after it was found that a former head coach "created a climate of fear". an, independent investigation into complaints of bullying from 13 para—swimmers found that an unnamed member of staff, understood to be rob greenwood, had been communicating with athletes in an abusive manner, as well as using derogatory terms to describe athletes. 0ur sports editor dan roanjoins us now. dan what more can you tell us?
this all stems back from a story we broke in march. we revealed 13 members of the british paralympic swimming team had lodged complaints of bullying against at least one coach. that then triggered an independent investigation. it is important to add, rob greenwood, the coach you mentioned, left his position as head coach of that squad before the investigation took place. we don't know if he had a chance to refute those allegations. he declined to comment. today i spoke to the chairman of the british swimming, here's what he had to say. there is a thin dividing line between winning medals by proper conduct and achieving success by improperer conduct which is wrong. i don't believe if we get the culture right, that we will not achieve
success or damage right, that we will not achieve success or damage the aspirations of our athletes. dan, you've also been speaking to some of the families involved? it is no surprise because of the sensitivity of this story none of the paralympians involved wa nt to none of the paralympians involved want to speak publicly. you have to bearin want to speak publicly. you have to bear in mind, these are among the youngest and perhaps the most vulnerable pa ralympians this youngest and perhaps the most vulnerable paralympians this country had. it was the most successful team britain had at the rio paralympics last year. we spoke to the father of hannah russell who won two gold medals at the rio 0lympics. carson russell. here's what he told us. as parents, the balance is not being too overbearing and contacting your child regularly leading up to the rio olympics. it's important you give them their independence and the coaches and ngb the independence to make things happen. but, you know, it is disappointing when you do have
to listen to your daughter on the end of the phone who's upset, is fearful of the way she's being managed. that's a big concern. british swimming have vowed to overhaul their culture and their communication. in truth, it is the latest sports governing body to promise to do that. british swimming are by no means the only one to be embroiled in this type of scandal. british cycling, british canoeing, bobsleigh and arch errie. the big question is has the pursuit of medal success question is has the pursuit of medal success and sporting excellence come at too great a cost, perhaps at the expense of athlete welfare. there will be a lot of pressure on uk sport, the funding agency, to change the culture more broadly. maintain the culture more broadly. maintain the winning but do it in perhaps a more caring way. fascinating debate that will surely go on. thank you, dan. still to come. we aim to join
chelsea ladies in the last 16 of the women's champions league. we'll find out how schools like this one in manchester are benefitting from an increase in pe and sports funding. let's bring you up to date, with a few of the other stories making the news today. arsenal boss arsene wenger, says contract talks are going well with mesut ozil but it's possible that he and alexis sanchez will leave the club in january. the contracts of both midfielder ozil and forward sanchez, are due to expire at the end of the season. both players looked happy here. overall, i hope the situation can be turned round. criminal proceedings have been opened against paris st—germain's
chairman nasser al—khelaifi by swiss prosecutors. the proceedings are connected to an ongoing investigation into former fifa secretary general jerome valck and relate to the sale of world cup tv rights to be—in sports where al—khelaifi is chief executive. ben stokes says he'll publicly explain what happened on the night out in bristol when he was arrested for his part in a fight, but not until legal proceedings are over. stokes' agent today released a statement saying the player would make public what had happened, but didn't want to prejudice the ongoing investigation. the england batsman was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm but has not yet been charged. as things stand, he won't travel with england's ashes squad. simple conte is unable to qualify
for the singapore event due to a foot injury. more on the football coming up in a moment. for now, former liverpool and england goalkeeper chris kirkland has given an interview over the mental health issues he suffered over the years. our sports news reporter david 0rnstein has been to meet him. it was here at the national football centre i caught up with chris kirkland. kirkland was once the most expensive goalkeeper in english football. he won the champions league with liverpool. his career never fulfilled its true league with liverpool. his career neverfulfilled its true po pension. he said that had a severe effect on his mental health. it is is a big problem not just his mental health. it is is a big problem notjust in sport but in the
world today. it started for me when i left wigan. never wanted to leave it. i loved it there. went to sheffield wednesday. it started with the travelling. i was panicking, anxiety kicked in. it progressed from there. it just anxiety kicked in. it progressed from there. itjust got to a place where i was worried what i was going to do. with gary speed situation, if i was feeling this bad how bad was he feeling before he took his life. kirkland said reaction to his story over the past 24 hours has been huge. he urged anyone experiencing similar issues to seek help. my phone's gone crazy. the pfa as well. that's 0'what phone's gone crazy. the pfa as well. that's o'what it phone's gone crazy. the pfa as well. that's 0'what it was for notjust phone's gone crazy. the pfa as well. that's 0'what it was for not just to help myself but other people. there isa help myself but other people. there is a big problem in the game and in life as well. notjest uh just for people involved in sport. this is for everyone. it is ok to talk. don't be ashamed or embarrassed. that's why i'm here today. there's
nothing to be ashamed about. the conference heard first—hand accounts from the likes of qpr defender steven caulker and ladies captain scratchily ma bobber. it is hoped the stigma is being broken and a light is being shone on a hugely important area. after chelsea ladies progressed to the last 16 0we of the champions league with a dramatic aggregate win at bayern munich yesterday, tonight, it's the turn of manchester city. their task should be a bit more straight forward though. they lead austrian side st polten 3—0 going into tonight's 2nd leg. kick—off is not far away. jo currie will be watching for the bbc. and jo, can you see any problems for city tonight? should be it plain sailing for them? well, this is the only trophy manchester city currently don't hold having done the domestic treble last season. the champions league is seen
as the last piece of the jigsaw missing. they have a comfortable 3—0 lead. it should be fairly routine as they try to progress through to the last 16. the players are out on the pitch watch warming up. the stadium's filling up nicely here at the academy stadium. how important is to to have two english sides in the last 16 for the draw. a fee yea rs the last 16 for the draw. a fee years since that happened. for the development of the women's game, how important is it? it is hugely important. the league is always developing. we need to see those top teams progressing in europe. what a night last night for chelsea ladies. they led 1—0 from the first leg. kirby looked like she put the tie out of sights with this fantastic goal. to make it 2—0. but chelsea decided to make it interesting. they conceded two late goals. 2—2. nail—biting but they held on. it
finished 2—2 which means chelsea go through to the last 16 on away goals rules. glasgow city ladies are playing tonight. they are 3—0 down from that first leg. kick—off in scotla nd from that first leg. kick—off in scotland is 7.30. kick off here is at 7.00. you can follow all the action on 5 live sports extra on on the bbc sport website. thanks, jo. a busy night ahead in manchester and glasgow. it's being described as a once in a generation transformation of pe across primary schools in england. earlier this year, the government announced it would be doubling the amount of money it gives to schools to spend solely on physical education and sport, and they'll start to receive the first installment at the end of the month. we sent our reporter ben croucher to a school in manchester to see the impact it's having. pe and swords has change add fair bit down the years. from military
gym in your vest to 21st century activities. thousands of schools across england can do more of this thanks to under iffing. an extra ring—fenced pot of money to increase the quality, quantity and impact of pe and sport. this is a once in a generation opportunity. we know through an active curriculum within physical education and within other classroom lessons, healthy children do well in school. what sort of numbers are we talking about. pe and school sports funding used to be £160 million. that doubled last year to £320 million. schools can do things like bring in external coaches, introduce new sports, buy equipment or run competitions. here at stjohn's primary in manchester, they are spend can that money on their very own year of cycling.
every child in our school will get a five—week coaching in cycling, get to the velodrome or cycling track. we'll invest in new bikes for the children. coaching for our staff so it isa children. coaching for our staff so it is a long—term sustainable project. keeps me fit and healthy. the skids are enjoying it. what about after 2020, there's no commitment the investment will finance. are brakes been to be applied to this boon? we need to make sure it is a sustainable legacy. the likelihood is we won't get this money into schools again. we need to make the most of what we have. how do we know schools will spend this extra cash on sport and not other subjects. they are required to publish spending on their website. 0fsted holds them accountable. 0ver their website. 0fsted holds them accountable. over the next few yea rs, accountable. over the next few years, children are set to be benefit. better than being in the classroom? it gets you very fit.
nothing always boring like maths or geography. it's always fun. it's ha rd to geography. it's always fun. it's hard to argue with that. a great time to be starting primary school in the playground these days. after missing out on a medal at the rio olympics, claudia fragapane returned to form last week by taking bronze in the floor at the world gymnastics championships in montreal. she is the first british woman to win an individual world medal since beth tweddle won uneven bars gold in 2010. she's been speaking to 0lly foster. i can't believe it. ijust needed to go out there and do my best. i thought i didn't get a medal after coming off the floor. i stepped back a few times. i thought he was out of the area. i said to my coach, did i step out of the area. she said, no i didn't. thank goodness for that. the other three tumbles i nailed. incredibly happy. what kind of a place were you in when you came away from rio. that must have been
crushing at the time? it did crush me. i wasjoint eighth place in qualifications. because i wasjoint with someone, i got knocked out because they'd less deduckses off their routines. seeing everyone else in finals upset me. i didn't do my best but for some reason it didn't go right. we get the result for the team. i was really happy about that. doing strictly, chilled a bit. went back into gymnastics, fell back in love with. now a bronze medal at the words. it makes everything feel so much better. taking a break, i did miss it. that means i want to come back. there's still unfinished business yet. a great opportunity. you're still performing on a massive stage. you weren't lose that can aspect of your life so much? no. i love it. i loved doing something
com pletely love it. i loved doing something completely different. then coming back to something you love and now it is not just back to something you love and now it is notjust always gym, gym, #2k3wi78, it's doing other things as well, it's nice to do something different. otherwise, you just not boring, gym's never boring, but you get stuck doug the same thing. it is nice to do something completely different and out of your comfort zone on strictly. a couple of weeks, you're not going to be a teenager anymore? i know. what can we hope from the 20—year—old claudia in the new from the 20—year—old claudia in the new year? just even better, hopefully. hopefully this won't be the last medal. hopefully i can get more and more medals and be even more and more medals and be even more confident than what i am. i'm so more confident than what i am. i'm so happy. really pleased with it. beaming claudia fragapane. a great way to end this edition of sports day. thank you for watching. i'll be here with the rest of the sport throughout the evening. goodbye for now. let's get the latest on brexit. the
eu's chief negotiators in the brexit talks michel barnier said the two sides have made no significant progress in the latest round of discussions. he said he would not recommend to eu leaders a summit next week negotiations move on to discussions about future trade links though he did suggest there could be a breakthrough in the next couple of months. this week, however, the uk repeated that it was still not ready to spell out these commitments. there have therefore been no negotiations on this subject. we confined ourselves to technical discussions. useful discussions, but technical discussions. so, on this
question, we've reached a state of deadlock which is very disturbing. well, in a moment we'll talk to our political correspondent ben wright who's at westminster. first, let's go over to with us else and join our correspondent chris morris. a different story depending on who you listen to. michelle barnier talking about a disturbing deadlock. david davis, british brexit secretary, suggesting there's been progress. who do we believe? suggesting there's been progress. who do we believe ?|j suggesting there's been progress. who do we believe? i think they're both right. that's the problem. there has been some progress. but there is a deadlock. the deadlock almost comes down to one sentence. there are other issues. the main thing is one sentence in the speech theresa may gave in florence. that isa theresa may gave in florence. that is a sentence in which she said the uk would honour the financial commitments it's made in the time it has been a member of the eu. at the moment, the british side is